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Chaim Weizmann, shown in 1949, played an important role in obtaining the Balfour Declaration and became Israel’s first president.

Chaim Weizmann Dies

November 9, 1952 Chaim Weizmann, a leader of the Zionist movement and the first President of the State of Israel, passed away at his home in Rehovot after a year-long illness. Among his myriad of contributions to the creation of the State of Israel was his role in obtaining British consent for the 1917 Balfour…

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Hovevei Zion delegates attend their first conference Nov. 6, 1884, in Katowice. All of them sit in rows for the picture.

First Gathering of the Hovevei Zion Takes Place

November 6, 1884 Delegates convened in Katowice — presently southern Poland — for the first ever gathering of the Hovevei Zion (Lovers of Zion) movement. Beginning in Russia and Romania, Hovevei Zion spread rapidly and gained adherents who would eventually form the nucleus of the modern Zionist movement. Important early members included Chaim Weizmann, Ahad…

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Jacob Allen hosted a OneTable Friday night dinner.

Detroit Welcomes OneTable

A new way for millennials to make Shabbat dinner a part of their lives. More than the Jewish people have kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept the Jewish people.” This sentiment, penned by writer and early secular Zionist Ahad Ha’am, in many ways expressed his view that the Jewish people, more than a political state, needed…

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